The first turf has been cut in the start of a major road re-widening scheme between the M1 and Nottingham.
A decision is due at 12:00 today on the location of authorised traveller camps around Leicester.
A new treatment centre for cystic fibrosis sufferers is the chosen charity of Nottinghamshire County Council's chairman.
Birmingham City Council is set to announce the opening date of the £189 million Library of Birmingham later today.
Two councils that held millions of pounds with a collapsed Icelandic bank have had some of the money repaid.
Nottingham City council had eleven million pounds deposited with the Icelandic bank Glitnir.
Yesterday just under nine milllion pounds of that was repaid.
Solihull Council has also had eight hundred thousand pounds repaid.
Both councils are still owed around 19 million pounds by several Icelandic banks.